What characteristics define Biur and Peirush? Are they different from one another? Are they related somehow? If so, in which aspects? Please, explain. Sources are welcome.

  • Beur is extended paraphrase, perush is a sum of punctually explanations – kouty Jul 22 '18 at 19:50
  • See Baer heytev in Gemara Sotah, that regards translation of the tora in 70 languages – kouty Jul 22 '18 at 20:03
  • Technically, they are "clarification" and "interpretation", but they were/are used interchangeably without a clear distinction. – Al Berko Jul 22 '18 at 21:13
  • I find that ביאור is used in something that explains the source, such as ביאור הלכה and ביאור הגר"א. While פירוש is usually used when just bringing the bottom line of what something means without the sources, such as פירוש המשניות or פירוש רש"י. – פרי זהב Jul 23 '18 at 4:21
  • Note Bi'ur with a Chirik means ~"destruction" (like Bi'ur Chametz) and Bei'ur with a Tzere means ~"explanation" (like Bei'ur haGra) – Double AA Jul 23 '18 at 15:58

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